Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter — Information, referral and counseling services for families and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other related disorders. For information, call 800-272-3900 (24 hours a day).

Astoria Alzheimer’s & Other Dementia Family Support Group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Clatsop Care Center, 646 16th St., in the first floor conference room. The support group is open to all family members of people with dementias and is sponsored by the Clatsop Care Center Health District. For information, call Rosetta Hurley at 503-325-0313, ext. 216, or email

Clatsop Community Action — 503-325-1400. Respite care services, low-income energy assistance, emergency food assistance, housing information, emergency personal care items.

ENCORE: Exploring New Concepts of Retirement Education — 503-338-2408. An association of retirement-age people. Provides a wide assortment of educational experiences for individuals older than 50.

Elder Friendship Line — 800-971-0016. Available from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; crisis calls taken 24/7.

Food Pantries — 503-325-1400. Clatsop Community Action serves six food pantries in Clatsop County through the Oregon Food Bank Network. Call for area locations and hours.

Grief Support Groups

Astoria — 4:30 to 6 p.m. third Tuesday at Pacific Coast Medical Supply, third floor conference room, 1210 Marine Drive. For information, call Lower Columbia Hospice at 503-338-6230.

Seaside — 2 to 4 p.m. first Thursday at the Bob Chisholm Community Center, Meeting Room 1, 1225 Avenue A in Seaside. For information, call Lower Columbia Hospice at 503-338-6230.

Legal Aid Services of Oregon — 888-245-4091. Provides free services in civil cases to low income people.

Lifespan Respite — 503-325-1400. Provides information, referral, training and paid respite for family caregivers.

Loaves and Fishes — Located at 565 12th St., provides hot meals and Meals on Wheels to people age 55 and older. For information, call 503-325-9693.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — 800-273 - TALK (8255). A 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service for anyone in a suicidal crisis. TTY users should dial 800-799-4TTY (4889).

National Alliance on Mental Illness — 800-950-NAMI (6264) or locally, 503-717-1835. Separate support groups for people with mental illness and families of those with mental illness are available.

Northwest Oregon Housing Authority — 503-861-0119. Rent assistance based on income.

NorthWest Senior and Disability Services — 503-861-4202 or 800-442-8614. Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities. Medicaid Services, food stamps, information and assistance, family caregiver support services, Medicare choice assistance, home delivered meals, senior meal sites and senior peer counseling.

Oregon Aging and Disability Resource Connection — 855-ORE-ADRC (673-2372), ADRC is a “one-stop shop” for older adults, people with disabilities, their caregivers and families, to find information and services as their health and long-term care needs change.

Oregon Home Care Commission Registry and Referral System — 877-867-0077, Provides lists of home care workers available to hire.

Partners for Seniors — 503-717-2496. Serves South Clatsop County seniors with volunteer visits, transportation, light housekeeping, yard work, minor home repairs, daily phone calls.

Clatsop Behavioral Health After Hours Crisis Line — 503-325-5724.

Senior Centers

Astoria Senior Center — 503-325-3231. Recreational programs, companionship, refreshments, Internet access.

Bob Chisholm Community and Senior Center — 503-738-7393. Group meal site, recreational activities, information, AARP meetings.

Warrenton Community and Senior Center — 503-861-3502. Senior meal site, recreational programs, companionship.

Veteran Benefits — 800-827-1000.

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